The fascination with the mechanics of the iPhone, especially its touch scree, seems to never decline. At least that is the image that free iPhone game developers have of the iPhone users. Kinetic Balls is the latest of these iPhone exploitive applications that give you a basic function instead of any engaging content. Like it sounds, Kinetic Balls is simply the stacking of four balls hanging from strings that hit each other in a constant motion. This is the iPhone port of the classic ornament for math teachers' desks that shows how kinetic energy transfers from one ball to another. Kinetic Balls is not the first free iPhone application to bring this pendulum like energy object, but you do have the option to change the colors of the balls and even turn them into basketballs. No matter what features are added to there is really no reason to recommend Kinetic Balls, unless you have a dying need to simply own what is barely a complete iPhone application. According to its position among the top free iPhone applications at the App Store many people find this to be true.
One and a half out of five stars. Via iTunes.
Thankfully the iPhone has been a platform for the development of innovative new puzzle games, mainly because people still seem to believe that this is the only legitimate type of game to be on a cell phone. Booooly is actually rendition of a relatively classic puzzle game found on cell phone's and PDA's since the early days of handhelds, each with their own unique name making them safe from copyright infringement. You are given an area with a number of different colored balls. When you select a ball of a certain color all the touching balls of the same color will disappear. Your goal is to then try to find ways to have the largest number of the same colored balls touching each other for a mammoth rapture of points. Booooly is made unique through its colorful smiley faces that makes up these balls, and the constant dropping means that those who leave their touch screen inattentive will find themselves on the losing end quickly. Booooly Free, the free iPhone game version, is relatively incomplete, so if you find it that entertaining then you may want to just drop the $0.99 on the full version.
Three out of five stars. Via iTunes
Apparently the new trend from free iPhone game developer is to put all of the aesthetics draped in neon lights. It may just be a way to spice up what is a relatively simple and unoriginal free iPhone game. Falling Down has almost no gameplay to it, yet the bright lights may make you feel like you're in Vegas. You start with a ball that rolls back and forth along the screen with the iPhone motion centers, and there are gabs in each of its platforms. Your goal is to constantly roll downward as the top of he screen comes crashing down. There is not much more than this, which means that after a few minutes you will simply be ready for a cup of coffee and a shower. If there was a system of levels, dramatic level changes, or other external elements then Fall Down may be a fairly successful free iPhone game, but in this stage it is not worth the price. And that's saying something.
Two out of five stars. via iTunes.